During Lesson 3 we looked at how to replace distracting thoughts with another more positive one during our meditation practice and everyday life.
Are you able to replace one thought with another?
Thinking is meant to be a tool, it has its purpose for solving problems, for reflecting on the past or trying to predict a possible future, but like any other tool once you have finished with it then it is meant to be put back down. The problem arises when we carry our thinking with us everywhere we go, when we can’t find the off switch. Our thoughts then dominate our lives, becoming our reality, the lens through which we view the world. Incessant unstoppable thinking is a common problem, it’s a problem because it is not how it is meant to be and from that it leads to much of the suffering we find in our lives.